PRECISION MEDICINE

Study Shows Benefits of Large-Scale, Clinical Sequencing Initiatives

Large-scale sequencing initiatives performed in integrated health care systems, such as the DiscovEHR collaboration, can advance genetic discovery and serve as a "blueprint" for adoption of … [Read more...]

EHR

Patients Prefer Web Access to Test Results

Patients increasingly prefer to receive laboratory test results via password-protected websites and portals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. … [Read more...]

CYBERSECURITY

Survey Reveals Cybersecurity and Social Media as Top Compliance Concerns

Cybersecurity is a top compliance concern according to a survey of compliance professionals conducted by Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics … [Read more...]

HIPAA

HHS Task Force Announcement and $3.9 HIPAA Settlement Focus Attention on IT Security

A$3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Task Force emphasize the risks to the privacy and security … [Read more...]

EHR

Anticipate Health IT Changes in Order for Labs to Participate in Payment Reform, Coordinated Care

Health care reimbursement is quickly moving from the fee-for-service model to value-based payment and coordinated care among providers. This change may affect labs significantly because to get in on … [Read more...]

HIPAA

Recent $3.9 Million Settlement and Task Force Announcement Focus Attention on Health Care Information Security

By Kelly A. Briganti, Editorial Director, G2 Intelligence A $3.9 million settlement arising from a potential HIPAA breach and an announcement regarding a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services … [Read more...]


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